Can It Happen Again?

This post is about the insurrection of 06 January and the breach of the Capitol building by protesters (rioters).

Was that a once in a lifetime incident?

A recent poll showed that most Americans think it is a distinct possibility….

A broad majority of Americans say that political violence in response to election results is likely in the United States in the next few years, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS.

Overall, 71% say political violence in response to election results is at least somewhat likely, including 34% who believe it is very likely. The expectation that elections will lead to violence also cuts across party lines (78% of Democrats, 70% of independents and 65% of Republicans describe it as likely).
There is far less partisan agreement over whether American democracy took a blow due to the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. Overall, 62% are concerned that the attack weakened American democracy. But a political divide was evident: Among Democrats (79%) and independents (64%), most say they are concerned that it weakened democracy, but just 36% of Republicans feel the same.
 
A possibility….and yet Repubs think that a riot that produced numerous injuries and even deaths is over played by the MSM…..

Over half of Republicans and Republican-leaning adults said they believe the Capitol riots are getting too much attention, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on Americans’ views on the January 6 insurrection. 

In the poll, 54% of Republicans said they think too much attention is being paid to the riots, while 33% said they think the right amount of attention is paid and 11% thought that too little attention is being paid.

Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning respondents, 40% think too little attention is being paid to the deadly violence and only 8% think the riots are receiving too much attention. 

https://www.businessinsider.com/54-percent-republicans-capitol-riots-getting-too-much-attention-survey-2021-3

Seriously?

Is the breach of the Capitol by idiots waving Trump flags is overplayed?

Most Americans think that the insurrectionists should be punished for their part in this riot…..

A new survey out Thursday reveals that a strong majority of Americans think it’s important for federal law enforcement to prosecute the right-wing extremists and Donald Trump supporters who attacked the Capitol on January 6.

While 18% of Americans said it is somewhat important to do so, a wide majority—69%—said it is very important, Pew Research Center found.

Both Democrats and Republicans were clear that prosecution of the rioters is at least somewhat important. Half of Republicans said it is very important, and 29% said it is somewhat important.

Democrats, in contrast, were more likely to say it’s very important. Eight-six percent of Democrats expressed that view, compared to 9% who said it is just somewhat important.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/03/19/poll-large-majority-see-prosecution-insurrection-rioters-very-important

But will they?

Personally I think that the American people need to be reminded every day about this breach……least we forget……we should never forget that our republic was under attack from within by mental midgets that were lead their by a megalomaniac that we had as president.

And I think they should be ALL punished….jail and fines as heavily as can be admissible.

I think it could happen again…..as long as the disruptive element in the Congress keeps spreading lies and egging the overweight in-bred morons on to action.

Why do I think something like the breach could happen again?

Because of the dialog and the fact that many Americans do not think it was an act of violence against the government..

It’s been almost three months to the day since the Capitol attack, and in its wake, former President Trump and his allies, as well as members of the conservative media, have “publicly painted a picture of the day’s events jarringly at odds with reality,” as Reuters puts it. That narrative has apparently been heard and absorbed by a good number of Republicans, as evidenced by the latest Reuters/Ipsos survey. In the online poll of just over 1,000 US adults on March 30-31, about half of Republicans surveyed believe the Jan. 6 riot was mostly nonviolent or caused by activist factions on the left “trying to make Trump look bad.” That contrasts with the 80% of Democrats and 60% of independents who don’t believe the attack was “mostly peaceful.”

Among the GOPers surveyed, 60% also believe Trump’s claim that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him, with that same number of Republicans hoping he’ll make another presidential run in 2024. That latter group conflicts with the 60% of Americans overall who don’t think Trump should run again, per the survey. Still, Trump remains perched at the top of the GOP, with the poll showing that 8 in 10 Republicans continue to see him in a favorable light. “Republicans have their own version of reality,” says Vanderbilt University political science professor John Geer. “It is a huge problem. Democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires evidence.” Insider cites a Pew poll from early March of 12,000 US adults that also queried respondents about the Capitol attack. In that survey, 54% of Republicans thought the riot was being given too much attention, compared with 8% of Democrats; 28% of Americans overall felt that way.

So what do you think?

Is it overplayed by the media?

Should we forgive and forget?

If we forgive what assurances do we have that the morons will behave like true Americans?

Let your thoughts be known.

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From The ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’ Files

Once again there is stupid and then there is really stupid.

Law enforcement has been identifying and arresting perps of the insurrection on 06 January…..and they have even asked the public for their help….and then idiots do the job for the FBI……

And this moron is one of those stupid in-bred morons…..

 
Garret Miller didn’t speak to the law enforcement officers who arrested him on charges he stormed the US Capitol in January, but the T-shirt he was wearing at his Dallas home that day sent a clear and possibly incriminating message. Miller’s shirt had a photograph of former President Donald Trump, and it said “Take America Back” and “I Was There, Washington DC, January 6, 2021,” federal prosecutors noted in a court filing Monday. Prosecutors are urging a judge to keep Miller jailed while he awaits trial on charges stemming from the Jan. 6 riot in the nation’s capital, the AP reports. He was arrested on Jan. 20 and indicted by a DC grand jury on Feb. 12 on 12 counts, including civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, and assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers.

Miller’s attorney is seeking his client’s release from custody, saying he has expressed regret for his actions. Like many of the more than 300 people facing federal charges in connection with the siege, Miller thoroughly documented and commented on his actions that day in a flurry of social media posts. After Miller posted a selfie showing himself inside the Capitol building, another Facebook user wrote, “bro you got in?! Nice!” Miller replied, “just wanted to incriminate myself a little lol,” prosecutors said. Miller joined the mob that breached the Capitol building and later threatened to kill Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and a Capitol police officer, authorities said. Miller remains jailed in Oklahoma City. His transport to Washington is on hold because he broke his collarbone while playing soccer in the recreation yard at a Dallas jail.

Another fine example of “can’t fix stupid”.

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How Could This Happen?

The events of 06 January has been coming since about 1980….it all came to a head with the election of Trump.

But the question remains….Just how could this happen in America?

Wait!

Us no good commies from yesteryear told the nation what was happening within the GOP…and NO one wanting to hear it…..we were chided and belittled….and yet here we are.

That is all the past, right?

But to answer the question….Americans are struggling to make their families a secure and stable unit and instead of looking for leaders that will improve their families and security they instead look for someone to blame for their insecurity….they scapegoat.

The next question asked will be….how long must Americans endure this idiocracy?

Democrats may have a narrow majority in both the House and the Senate for the next two years, but it’s nothing near the margin they hoped for. And the likelihood that Democrats keep both the House and the Senate in 2022 are low, as the president’s party almost always loses seats in the midterm elections.

That means more divided government is probably imminent, and the electoral pattern we’ve become all too familiar with — a pendulum swinging back and forth between unified control of government and divided government — is doomed to repeat, with increasingly dangerous consequences for our democracy.

History holds, at best, a half lesson here. This current period of partisan stalemate stands out in a few respects when we consider America’s long history with partisan conflict. For starters, the period we find ourselves in now is unique in that the national partisan balance of power is extremely close (with control of national government up for grabs in almost every cycle), even as most states and most voters are either solidly Democratic or Republican. What’s more, the national outcome often hinges on just a few swing states and districts. This period is also unique in the extent to which America is divided. Hatred toward the other party drives our politics. This produces a deeply polarizing and highly destructive form of partisan trench warfare that threatens to erode the very legitimacy of American democracy.

How Much Longer Can This Era Of Political Gridlock Last?

Good answer…..

Social media helps play to the ignorance….and yes they call it something else but call a duck a duck….it is ignorance plain and simple….

Kinda makes me think a political philosophy term….Rational Ignorance Effect…..something I have written about in the past…..

Rational Ignorance Effect

Rational Ignorance Effect–Revisited

And the end is NOWHERE in sight.

Polarization will get m ore extreme and the threat of more violence is real and here…..

https://www.salon.com/2021/03/21/after-the-insurrection-americas-far-right-groups-get-more-extreme_partner/

This is not the time to let our guard down…..the extremists are there and reorganizing for the future….

Do not take your eyes off the GOP….members within the party are enabling the fire of hatred (we told you so).

As the legendary Yogi Berra use to say….”It ain’t over until it is over”….

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Make Them Pay!

I have made my thoughts known on how I feel the insurrectionists should be handled….but it never hurts to be redundant.

The Justice Department is tracking down the participants in the insurrection of 06 January…..my thoughts are make the bastards pay for their actions….

Looks like the charge of sedition is in the works for those low IQ parasites on our republic….

Sedition charges could very well be leveled against some suspects in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, according to the federal prosecutor who led the Justice Department’s probe into the riot until recently. Michael R. Sherwin spoke to 60 Minutes Sunday, as reported by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Reuters. “I personally believe the evidence is trending toward that, and probably meets those elements,” Sherwin said of sedition, or conspiring to overthrow the government. The DoJ does not often bring such a charge, but Sherwin said the evidence gathered so far seems likely to meet the bar, for at least some suspects. “I believe the facts do support those charges. And I think that, as we go forward, more facts will support that,” he said. Sherwin has promised to pursue sedition charges since first announcing a task force to probe the attack.

The federal government last brought sedition charges in 2010, against members of a Michigan militia who were ultimately acquitted. Sedition charges can be used against people who forcefully attempt “to prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the United States,” and prosecutors have accused some Capitol suspects of trying to put a stop to the electoral college certification process. More than 400 people have so far been charged, hundreds of them with trespassing, more than 100 with assaulting officers, and a handful (including members of groups including Proud Boys and Oath Keepers) with conspiracy to obstruct Congress. Sherwin, the former acting US attorney in Washington, says just about 10% of the cases so far involve far-right conspiracies and schemes. Sherwin, who witnessed the violence himself, stepped down from leading the probe Friday.

BRAVO!

Try these in-bred morons…..jail them and heavy fine them.

Do not let any of them off the hook for ANY reason!

They deserve NO quarter.

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FBI Needs Help

My past situations have made me no fan of the FBI…..but after 06 January and the moronic insurrection by Right wing idiots the FBI has asked help from the public to identify some of the criminals that attacked law enforcement officers in and around the Capitol…..I shall put me bias on hold.

I admit it I was a radical back in the day and as radical as I was in my politics we NEVER considered the actions that was taken by this pack of idiots on 06 January….for that reason I have decided to help the FBI spread the word and in doing so maybe we can make the bastards pay for their actions.

So in the spirit of help preserve the republic I will assist in some small way…..

Capitol Violence

The FBI’s Washington Field Office has released new information and videos of suspects in the most egregious assaults on federal officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them.

It has been two months since violent extremists breached the U.S. Capitol and committed a litany of federal criminal acts. With the assistance of hundreds of thousands of tips from the American people, the FBI has arrested more than 300 individuals who took part in the Capitol riots. Of those, more than 65 were arrested for assaulting law enforcement officers. However, some of the most violent offenders have yet to be identified, including the 10 seen assaulting officers in the video footage we are releasing today.

“The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying 10 individuals suspected of being involved in some of the most violent attacks on officers who were protecting the U.S. Capitol and our democratic process on January 6,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “These individuals are seen on video committing egregious crimes against those who have devoted their lives to protecting the American people.

“We’re grateful to the members of the public who have already been a tremendous help in these investigations,” ADIC D’Antuono said. “We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family, friends, or coworkers, but it is the right thing to do, and the FBI continues to need your help to identify these suspects.”

If you have any information on the individuals depicted in the videos below, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI or submit a tip online at tips.fbi.gov. Please reference the AFO number when calling or submitting information online. To view photos of additional individuals the FBI is seeking to identify, visit fbi.gov/capitolviolence.

Please watch the videos (they are graphic so be warned)

If you know any of these a/holes then please by all means contact the FBI and give them what info you may have.

We need justice for the law enforcement that was injured and killed because of this insurrection.

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Insurrection Good News/Bad News

The saga continues for the insurrection of 06 January 2021……the FBI and Justice Department is trying to find those that participated and bring them to justice…..

The good news of the insurrection……more arrests coming…..

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it expects to file criminal charges against more than 100 additional people who allegedly participated in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in what it described as probably the most complex investigation it has ever handled.

More than 300 people already face charges stemming from the siege, which left five people dead and more than 130 police officers injured as thousands of supporters of former President Donald Trump tried to prevent Congress from certifying his election defeat.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-capitol-prosecution-idUSKBN2B41Y7

Sadly there is bad news as well…..

The US attorney’s office in Washington, DC, expects to start offering plea deals to people charged in the Capitol insurrection in the next 30 days, a prosecutor told a judge on Friday.

None of the 300-plus people charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol have pleaded guilty to charges so far. Court filings in recent weeks have confirmed that some defendants are open to cutting a deal, but until now prosecutors had been vague about timing, at least in their public representations about the investigation. They’ve told judges that because of the mountain of evidence they’re still gathering and sifting through, they needed more time before they could make offers.

During a Friday morning hearing in the case of two alleged Capitol rioters, Jenny Cudd and Eliel Rosa, Assistant US Attorney Amanda Fretto said that based on information prosecutors had received from supervisors, it sounded “like things are moving along.” Fretto said she had spoken with lawyers for Cudd and Rosa about agreeing to suspend deadlines in their case for 30 days to give the government time to extend a plea offer.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetillman/capitol-riots-plea-deals-insurrection-cases

Plea deals?

I say NO DAMN WAY!

These people participated in an insurrection against this country…..make the a/holes pay for their betrayal of everything this country stands for……JAIL TIME!

They deserve NO consideration….PERIOD!

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QAnon Today

QAnon?

Those alleged inciters of the 06 January breach of the Capitol…..among others…..

But if you spent time crying over the last episode of the Kardashians or too many hours playing Sin City and have NO idea who these slugs of society are then the old professor can help out.

At its heart, QAnon is a wide-ranging, completely unfounded theory that says that President Trump is waging a secret war against elite Satan-worshipping paedophiles in government, business and the media.

QAnon believers have speculated that this fight will lead to a day of reckoning where prominent people such as former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be arrested and executed.

In October 2017, an anonymous user put a series of posts on the message board 4chan. The user signed off as “Q” and claimed to have a level of US security approval known as “Q clearance”.

These messages became known as “Q drops” or “breadcrumbs”, often written in cryptic language peppered with slogans, pledges and pro-Trump themes.

Since 06 January and the failed uprising from the idiot Right….not much have been herd from the “leader of the pack” of rabid pigs…..now they are scrambling to explain away their failure on 04 March….

QAnonfollowers have already started to find excuses for why Donald Trump did not replace Joe Biden as US president on 4 March.

If you haven’t been following, conspiracy theorists argued that Trump would return this week due to a baseless claim that the US turned into a corporation, rather than a country, after the passage of the District of Columbia Organic Act in 1871.

Therefore, they believe that any amendment passed after 1871 is illegitimate, including the 20th amendment which moved the inauguration date from 4 March to 20 January.

Of course when nothing happened on Thursday, QAnon followers were left scrambling for an explanation.

Some influencers in the movement had turned away from the 4th March theory early, claiming that the date may have been set up as a “false flag” operation by the US government designed to lure in members.

https://www.indy100.com/news/qanon-trump-conspiracy-theory-march-biden-b1812863

There is always an excuse, right?

Since they have lost some of their venom the question needs asking about the future of the slime in QAnon….

Everyone agreed that QAnon will likely persist as a major factor in American politics.

If these experts are right, and I suspect they are, the problems driving the QAnon movement will probably get worse before they get better, if they get better at all.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/22252171/qanon-donald-trump-conspiracy-theories

Another question asked is why does QAnon attract so many white evangelicals?

QAnon revolves around the baseless belief that former President Donald Trump is fighting a secret war against a global cabal of Democratic elites who are Satan-worshipping, cannibalistic pedophiles. Much of the lore comes from online posts, called “drops,” written by an anonymous person known as “Q” who claims to have insider knowledge. As the QAnon movement has become more culturally significant — QAnon believers were among those who took part in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol building — surveys have attempted to identify just how many Americans believe in this conspiracy. While that picture is still murky, it’s become increasingly apparent that this movement has attracted a significant number of white evangelical Christians, which could have implications for the movement’s future. Evangelicals, after all, played an important role in shoring up the Tea Party’s growth and influence.

Why QAnon Has Attracted So Many White Evangelicals

So is QAnon a  movement or a religion?

You decide.

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“I’m Still In Jail!” “It’s Not Fair!”

Closing Thought–05Mar21

WE all have heard of the insurrection that occurred on 06 January….and law enforcement has arrest hundreds for their part in the breach of the police line around the Capitol.

The last offender that has not been released from incarceration was in court and made a terrible impression on the judge…..

A man charged with breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol exploded in anger during a hearing Thursday, forcing a recess. Richard Barnett, 60, was photographed at a desk in Pelosi’s offce during the riot, a stun gun on his belt. The Arkansas man is also charged with stealing Pelosi’s mail, the New York Times reports. Barnett, who wants to be released on bond, was appearing on video in Federal District Court in Washington. He began yelling as the judge set his next court date in May.

“They’re dragging this out!” Barnett shouted. “They’re letting everybody else out!” He yelled at his lawyers, as well as the judge, that it wasn’t fair and that he didn’t want to stay behind bars for “another month.” Judge Christopher Cooper called a recess for Barnett to cool down, then told him he’d consider a new request to be released on bond, once his lawyers filed it. Barnett has pleaded not guilty, per the Democrat Gazette.

Read more……https://www.rawstory.com/capitol-rioters/

He is the last of the arrested insurrectionists still in jail….that is a crime…all of them should be still in jail.

I say screw him…let him rot in jail maybe he will learn how to think.

On another story…the famous QAnon shaman is begging for leniency….

Why?

Because he stop a muffin theft.

Yep a muffin thief.

The notorious “QAnon Shaman” has insisted his actions during the Capitol riot were not an attack on the United States—and that he can prove it because he stopped other rioters from stealing muffins.

Jacob Chansley, who became arguably the most infamous Capitol rioter due to his furry and be-horned costume, has given a bizarre interview to CBS News in his latest attempt to beg for mercy.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/qanon-shaman-says-he-stopped-muffin-theft-during-capitol-riot

How silly is this defense?

My grandfather use to say…”If you gonna be stupid you need to be tough”…..

Morons each and everyone!

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The FBI’s Story

Insurrection Hearing–Part Two (or did I lose count?)

And the circus continues……

Not the 1959 movie starring Jimmie Stewart and Vera Miles….but rather the head of the agency and his testimony on the 06 January insurrection.

Many Congress people want answers as to why the notice of the possibility of a riot was not disseminated better….

FBI Director Chris Wray categorized the Jan. 6 Capitol riots as “domestic terrorism,” but made clear that the bureau has no evidence it came at the hands of far-left violent extremists. “We have not to date seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribed to antifa in connection with the 6th,” Wray testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. “That doesn’t mean we’re not looking, and we’ll continue to look, but at the moment we have not seen that,” he said. The Hill details some of the instances in which former President Trump’s allies pushed the antifa theory, including comments from Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz made on the evening of the 6th, in which he alleged some of those who breached the Capitol were antifa “masquerading as Trump supporters.” More:

  • The New York Times digs deeper, with a lengthy look at how the antifa speculation spread like wildfire, beginning with a 1:51pm tweet by a right-radio host with just 13,000 followers that made its way minutes later to Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.
  • Wray was also asked about the cause of death of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, days after reports emerged that video evidence allegedly shows a person going after Sicknick and other officers with a chemical irritant, possibly bear spray, during the attack. Wray said the FBI is “not at a point” where it can speak to the cause of death.
  • The AP reports it marks Wray’s first appearance before that committee in nearly 2 years and has his defending how the FBI handled intelligence it received in advance of the attack. Wray maintains that while he didn’t see a Jan. 5 report from the FBI’s Norfolk, Virginia, field office on web chatter regarding a “war” in Washington the next day, it was properly shared with Capitol Police and others.

For me there was more questions raised than answered.

Then there was the idiotic questions asked by the GOP slugs….they had little to do with the crimes committed by Trumpian toads and everything to do with trying to obfuscate the day….

There is more to come…..more questions and more antics…..

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Closing Thought–12Feb21

Part of the evidence that the Dems are presenting to make a case for an impeachment….part of that evidence is that Trump incited the mob to commit these breaches…..an accusation that Trump denies.

As the trial of Trump proceeds some of the participants in the breach of the Capitol have now seen the light and the errors of their actions….or so they claim….

They broke through barricades, shattered windows and seized control of the U.S. Capitol, some making death threats against members of Congress hiding inside, others brutalizing the police officers who stood in their way.

As the cases against nearly 200 of the Capitol rioters begin to wind through federal court, many of the defendants blame the commander in chief they followed for the violence that left five dead during the insurrection Jan. 6.

In court documents, media interviews and through official attorney statements, staunch supporters of former President Donald Trump who carried out the attempted coup argue they were merely doing what they thought the nation’s leader had asked, some citing a cult-like loyalty.

https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/02/10/trump-blamed-capitol-riot-some-who-were-arrested/4361411001/

Go figure!

Stupidity does not excuse the action.

The trial continues and the result is all but written in stone…..he will be acquitted because the GOP does not have the courage to act in the best interest of the country.

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